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Gardening and horticulture

Gardening and horticulture

Grow Vegetables From Seed

Discover techniques for and benefits of growing your vegetables from seed started indoors at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, March 16, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

New! Native Plants for any Yard

Discover the joys and realities of working with natives and get real world insight into how to make native plants work for you at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

Learn to recognize tree and shrub problems through observing the life-cycles, signs, and symptoms of the most common pests in our landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting February 24.

Pruning Small Trees and Shrubs: Winter

Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 22, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

New! Getting the Garden You Want

Think back to the best (and worst) of last year to make plans for the garden this spring at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, February 20, 6:30-8:30 pm

New! Plants for Winter Gardens

Create a truly four-season garden by incorporating plants with winter interest at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, February 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

New! What is Your Garden up to in Winter?

Learn what’s going on with your plants in fall and winter to prepare for spring at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, January 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Winter

Perk up your winter landscapes with plants that add interest to the dormant garden at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Saturdays, January 18-February 1, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Learn: Historic Hedge Collection Renovation-CLOSED

Explore the renovation of the Arboretum’s Hedge Collection border hedge at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 13, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Lunch and Learn: Stump the Horticulturist!-CLOSED

Get answers to your garden and tree questions from a panel of Arboretum experts at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, February 27, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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